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There are 7 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Kensington Station by subway, bus, taxi, car, towncar or shuttle

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Subway, line 5 bus  •  1h 10m

  1. Take the subway from NATIONAL AIRPORT station to FORT TOTTEN station Yellow
  2. Take the line 5 bus from Silver Spring Station & Bay 232 to Metropolitan Ave & St Paul St 4 / ...

$7 - $12

Cheapest option

Subway, bus, line 5 bus  •  1h 31m

  1. Take the subway from NATIONAL AIRPORT station to FARRAGUT WEST station
  2. Take the bus from 16Th St & I St to Silver Spring Station & Bus Bay 103 S2 / ...
  3. Take the line 5 bus from Silver Spring Station & Bay 232 to Metropolitan Ave & St Paul St 4 / ...

$7 - $13

5 alternative options

Subway, line 5 bus via METRO CENTER station  •  1h 17m

  1. Take the subway from NATIONAL AIRPORT station to METRO CENTER station
  2. Take the subway from METRO CENTER station to SILVER SPRING station Red
  3. Take the line 5 bus from Silver Spring Station & Bay 232 to Metropolitan Ave & St Paul St 4 / ...

$7 - $12

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Kensington Station 13.9 miles

$45 - $60

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Kensington Station 13.9 miles

$1 - $2

Towncar  •  23 min

  1. Take a town car from Reagan Washington Airport to Kensington Station 13.9 miles

$95 - $130

Shuttle  •  23 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Reagan Washington Airport to Kensington Station

$30 - $55

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Kensington Station by subway and bus

The journey time between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Kensington Station is around 1h 16m and covers a distance of around 19 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 1m. Operated by Metro Washington DC and Montgomery County MD Ride On, the Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Kensington Station service departs from NATIONAL AIRPORT station and arrives in Metropolitan Ave & St Paul St. Typically 293 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
1h 16m
Fastest journey time:
1h 1m
Journey distance:
19 miles
Services per week:
293
Cheapest price:
$7
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:22
Last service departs at:
22:54

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Kensington Station subway and bus schedules

Subway services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated

Departing Saturday

Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) → Kensington Station
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kensington Station is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kensington Station is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Kensington Station is 2 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Kensington Station is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Kensington Station is to taxi which costs $45 - $60 and takes 23 min.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Kensington Station is 12 miles. The road distance is 13.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Kensington Station without a car is to subway and line 5 bus which takes 1h 10m and costs $7 - $12.

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It takes approximately 1h 10m to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Kensington Station, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Kensington Station is 14 miles. It takes approximately 23 min to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Kensington Station.

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Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Kensington Station.
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  • Distance: 12.2 miles
  • Duration: 1h 10m

What companies run services between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA), USA and Kensington Station, MD, USA?

There is no direct connection from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Kensington Station. However, you can take the subway to FORT TOTTEN station, take the subway to SILVER SPRING station, take the walk to Silver Spring Station & Bay 232, then take the line 5 bus to Metropolitan Ave & St Paul St. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Kensington Station via METRO CENTER station, SILVER SPRING station, and Silver Spring Station & Bay 232 in around 1h 17m.

Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from NATIONAL AIRPORT station to FORT TOTTEN station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from NATIONAL AIRPORT station to METRO CENTER station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from METRO CENTER station to SILVER SPRING station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from NATIONAL AIRPORT station to FARRAGUT WEST station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
Montgomery County MD Ride On
Website
montgomerycountymd.gov
Bus from Silver Spring Station & Bay 232 to Metropolitan Ave & St Paul St
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
montgomerycountymd.gov
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from 16Th St & I St to Silver Spring Station & Bus Bay 103
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
Shuttles by Jayride

Jayride is an online booking service for pick up or drop off at airports, using a pre-pay, fixed-price model. You’ll be provided with a choice of transfer companies, from luxury limos to maxi taxis, private cars to shuttle buses, depending on your journey, along with passenger reviews and star ratings. On booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the contact details of your transfer company and meeting instructions for your trip.

Contact Details
Shuttle from Reagan Washington Airport to Kensington Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Shuttle
$30 - $55
Other operators
Jayride Private Transfers

Jayride is an online booking service for pick up or drop off at airports, using a pre-pay, fixed-price model. You’ll be provided with a choice of transfer companies, from luxury limos to maxi taxis, private cars to shuttle buses, depending on your journey, along with passenger reviews and star ratings. On booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the contact details of your transfer company and meeting instructions for your trip.

Contact Details
Towncar from Reagan Washington Airport to Kensington Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Private
$95 - $130
Taxi from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Kensington Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Yellow Cab DC
Phone
+1 202-544-1212
Website
dcyellowcab.com
Red Cab DC
Phone
+1 202-285-1632
Website
redcabdc.com
Mats DC
Phone
+1 202-480-6807
Website
dcmats.com
https://dfhv.dc.gov/
Website
dfhv.dc.gov

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